Xing Fang playing her first tournament after her disappointment from the Beijing Olympic lost to Zhang Ning. Wang Lin, high on confidence after winning the Denmark Open 2008.
As expected, Xing Fang was rusty in the first set. Letting her younger opponent dictating play. Wang Lin did had a scare in the first set after taking a 19-12 lead. In the end, Wang Lin prevailed with a 21-18 score.
Xing Fang cameout much stronger in the second set. Making lesser mistakes and taking the shuttle early. Xing Fang strategy worked as she won the second set with a relatively easy 21-13 scoreline.
With a relatively younger age, Wang Lin had the upper hand in the 3rd set. We can clearly see that Xing Fang ran out of steam in the third game. Wang Lin easily won the 3rd set with a 21-11 scoreline in 53 minutes.
To all Xie Xing Fang fans out there, dont panic as Xing Fang has put her retirement plans on hold.
Back to back Super Series title, nobody will bet against Wang Lin to be one of the best in the business. Agree? ^^